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Making wine is an arduous process. It’s why home brewing has exploded, but home wine making hasn’t exactly followed suit. The Miracle Machine is about to change that. The vessel allows you to quickly make your own wine without doing much work at all. You simply add the ingredients (grape concentrate, yeast, and a few other things), select the type of wine you want to make, and the app-controlled device handles the rest giving you drinkable wine in just a few days. The fermentation chamber is filled with sensors which are monitored by the app so it knows exactly what is going on and what needs to be done to get you some delicious vino. The result is your own wine at a fraction of the cost of a decent bottle in a jiffy. The project will launch on Kickstarter
Ring is about to change the way you interact with and use your devices. When you’re wearing it, you can write and send text messages, turn on your TV, play some music, make payments, and do plenty more with simple waves of your finger. Customize the gestures and use them to perform countless tasks. Ring uses a Bluetooth Low Energy signal to connect to compatible devices and hardware and, as the company says, “shortcut everything.” Basically, you’ll feel like a wizard. The wearable device also sports a series of LEDs and can vibrate so you can receive alerts right on your finger and respond to them with a few swipes in the air if necessary. The Kickstarter campaign already crushed its goal, but you can still get in on the early bird special and save a few bucks if you’re interested.
Gilded and gargantuan, Res Pvblica is Swiss, Paris-based photographer Simone Cavadini’s examination of wealth and power through the hyper-lavish sets of Italian television programs.Photographed at the studios of Italy’s biggest commercial broadcaster, Cavadini captured each massive media landscape with a large-format camera. The images highlight the monstrous size, flooding lights and intensely saturated colors permeating every stage and set. The absence of a cheering audience and thundering music allows for an unsettling pause in these contemporary colosseums of excess. Strangely Baroque and surreal, Cavadini nods to the great games and public throngs of ancient times past, hinting that such events are tactics for distraction and control. Res Pvblica acts as a critical look into our desire to “tune in and tune off” for false dreams of wealth and fame.
Swedish lifestyle photographer Patrik Hagborg has a great portfolio of interior photographs. If you have not had it with the industrial wave that has been trending for the last five years in interiors of shops, restaurants and homes, here is a selection of homes that do a great job mixing and matching reclaimed pieces that have been collected over time to dress these eclectic living spaces.
It might be called “mobile”, but this isn’t some shanty on wheels. Instead, the Escape Mobile Cabin is a sleek one-bedroom space that is technically classified as a Park Model RV, allowing it to be delivered to you as a fully-complete living solution. features include a built-in bed with nightstands, a premium bathroom with optional walk-in tile shower, a full kitchen with optional stainless appliances, a main living area with vaulted ceilings, a window wall, and an optional fireplace, and, finally, an optional screened in living area off the main. Whether you’re using it as a woodsy cottage, a guest cabin, or even just a small home, it’s a great — and surprisingly affordable — option.
We could never quite place it, but there has always been a certain appeal to vintage campers and vans. Something about setting off into the great unknown with an actual shelter that you don’t have to erect with poles and nylon–that also has some of the more important creature comforts like a toilet and wall chargers–is comforting and alluring at the same time. Aside from a few similarities that are the same across all the models (16′ overall length, 6′ height, 6′ width, NASA designed ceiling insulation, insulated floors, wired for iPads and iPhones, toilets, faucets, etc.), the Dub Box USA is completely customizable based on your needs. They’ll help you pick paint colors, designs, hardware and just about everything else for your fiberglass home away from home based on whatever your requirements for the trailer are. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can even get a DIY rolling shell delivered that you get to outfit yourself.
Life doesn’t just happen within the confines of a rectangular frame — plenty happens on the periphery as well — and that’s where normal video cameras fall short. But with the 360Fly Camera you’re not just limited to what’s in front of you, it films in 360 degrees horizontally, and 240 degrees vertically, capturing the entirety of life around you. With the ability to attach to helmets, tripods, bikes, boards, and more, it’s the perfect way to preserve all of life’s memories. And since it’s compatible with both iOS and Android, and works with apps for both, you can view video as it’s captured, instantly edit it, and share it on the web with your friends.